Monica Braughton

Research Associate

Monica is deeply committed to supporting public health and social services organizations to better serve their constituents. In particular, she has rich knowledge of maternal and infant health. She offers both formal training and hands-on experience with designing and implementing studies using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, managing data, providing technical assistance around evaluation and program development, and sharing results with diverse groups of stakeholders.

Recently, Monica served as program manager for the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health’s Best Babies Zone, a place-based initiative to reduce infant mortality. She was also a senior statistician with the University of California, San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and worked as a fundraiser with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, where she supported efforts to improve access to reproductive health services for low-income Californians. Monica enjoys knitting, backpacking with her husband, and exploring her native Sacramento.

Education
  • Master of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Development Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise
  • Health
  • Early Childhood
  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Equity and Place